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Incorporating Windows In a Chicago Home Remodel

April 10, 2017

At long last, the time is here. You’re ready to get started that home project you’ve been thinking of for months. But before you do any DIY work or invite your favorite Chicago remodeler in, you should make sure you’re planning everything out effectively–especially when it comes to how you’ll integrate windows and window treatments like shutters into your project.

Let’s talk through what you need to do before, during, and after your home project to make it look phenomenal for years.

Remember How Important Windows Are to a Remodel

Many remodelers will concur that windows are one of the most important elements of home architecture. Windows are mainly responsible for bringing in lighting, which can drastically impact how a room looks despite any other design choice you make. So before your remodel starts gathering steam, think about any changes you’d want to make in your windows. Would you prefer more light coming in? Would you want better control over that sunlight? Could you use more effective privacy, noise control, etc.?

Thinking about any of those questions can have a big impact on what needs to happen in your project, so give those questions their due diligence.

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Involve Your Window Treatment Provider Early In the Project

If putting in new window coverings is a piece of your remodel, try to get your window treatment dealer in contact with your home remodeler early on in the project. With so many moving parts in a home redesign, there’s a lot of benefit in getting all your service providers talking:

  • Each contractor can get a solid timeline established, making the project go quicker and easier.

  • Your window treatment installers can get in, take measurements, and provide ideas upfront, prior to any demolition.

  • Less of a chance of mistakes made in a remodel that results in something other than your dream home.

  • A smoother direction for the style of your remodel - making for a better looking final product.

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It’s also helpful to a window treatment dealer that has worked with home remodelers and designers before. Sunburst Shutters Chicago has working relationships with several Chicago designers and contractors, so we know the process inside and out.

Choosing a window treatment provider that frequently works with home designers can give you a better idea of how your remodel will look when finished, as well as cut down on how long you have to wait before you can enjoy your revamped space, not to mention a better-looking finished product.

Ready to Take On Your Remodel?

If you’re ready to add some new life into your home with a remodel, we want to help. Call Sunburst Shutters Chicago at 847-250-6544 for tips on the best Chicago contractors and home remodelers, as well as some ideas on what window treatments would work well in your finished space.
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